Monthly Archives: January 2010

John Milbank on the Credit Crunch

Prof John Milbank’s talk at the CTC-sponsored study day on Theology and the Credit Crunch is now online.  In the spring, the talk will be part of an essay collection the Centre is publishing – as a Christian contribution to the General Election debate.  It will include essays by Prof Vincent Rougeau and Dr Luke Bretherton on the significance of Christian teaching on usury for today’s economy, and Dr Maurice Glasman and Centre Director Angus Ritchie on London Citizens’ anti-usury campaign.

James Purnell on London Citizens

The man who resigned from the cabinet over Gordon Brown’s leadership urges him to learn from the “remarkable” work of London Citizens – in connecting local people with political debate.

This term’s Jellicoe Seminar – Election Special

On May 6th, Dr Rob Gilbert (Fellow of Magdalen) and Ian Vijay Bhullar (PPE, Keble, 2006-2009) will speak about the impact of community organising on the General Election.

Rob’s placement with the Contextual Theology Centre followed Citizens UK’s response to the credit crunch through the autumn – and as he speaks, the alliance has secured commitments from all three main parties on these issues.

Ian is currently a year-round Jellicoe intern, and his work on the Sanctuary Pledge will also be part of Citizens UK’s agenda at its forthcoming General Election Assembly in Westminster.

Book your place with the co-ordinator, Revd Angus Ritchie (firstname.secondname@magd.ox.ac.uk) and join us at 9pm in the New Rooms, Magdalen College – for free-flowing wine and discussion… After the seminar, there will be an opportunity to go to a nearby room and watch the results of the election as they begin to come in.

Happy New Year

2010 is shaping up to be an eventful year for the Jellicoe Community.  As we head towards the General Election, London Citizens’ anti-usury campaign will reach a new level – and our Centre will be playing a key role in this work.  In Oxford, we are planning an exciting week of events on Christian faith and community organising – including the launch of a short film on the Jellicoe Community at an event at Keble College with the Bishop of Oxford.  You can follow this on our ‘Crunch Time’ blog.

Later in the year, we will be marking the 75th anniversary of the death of Fr Basil Jellicoe – about which more details will follow soon.